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May 29, 2013
Agency joins Junior League of Washington to make donation of 15,000 books to DC studentsWASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its national Let’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative today, joining the Junior League of Washington (JLW) to give away the first of more than 15,000 books to DC Public School (DCPS) students.
May 21, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps members to help communities in Great Plains and Midwest states recover and rebuild after this week’s devastating tornadoes.  As of this afternoon, nearly 50 AmeriCorps members will put boots on the ground on Tuesday, May 21, and even more remain on standby, ready to deploy.
May 10, 2013
Agency's additional support for New Jersey valued at $1.2 million   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced new AmeriCorps resources for New Jersey that will help communities to continue recovery and rebuilding operations after Hurricane Sandy.
May 7, 2013
WEST, TX – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded a $195,000 grant to Heart of Texas RSVP today to support recovery and rebuilding efforts by residents in West, Texas, after last month’s explosion.
May 6, 2013
According to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high – one in three volunteers is a senior age 55 and older. These men and women tap a lifetime of experience to help those in greatest need. More than 20 million senior volunteers gave nearly 3 billion hours of service, at a value of $67 billion.
Apr 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In an appearance before members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Wendy Spencer, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), outlined the unique role of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the nation's efforts to support veterans and military families.Spencer said the agency is positioned to increase its commitment by working with other federal agencies and private-sector partners to help serve more veterans as well as recruit them to participate in national service programs.
Apr 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps and Senior Corps resources to help residents of West, Texas recover and rebuild after last week’s explosion.
Apr 22, 2013
 STEM AmeriCorps Will Boost U.S. Competitiveness by Building Interest in STEM ProfessionsWashington, D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will launch a new STEM AmeriCorps initiative to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education, President Obama announced today at the White House Science Fair.
Mar 16, 2013
Several hundred volunteers work at variety of projects in the area, highlighting Hurricane Sandy disaster response Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will conclude “AmeriCorps Week” with a day of service in Rockaway, NY. This event will not only honor the effort of relief workers so far, but will highlight the work that still needs to be done.
Mar 15, 2013
Initiative critical as country prepares for 1.5 million service members, guardsmen, and reservists to return home in the next five years
Mar 11, 2013
AmeriCorps members tutor millions of students, help veterans and military families, and rebuild communities hit by disasterWashington, D.C. – This week, thousands of Americans will mark the seventh annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing how AmeriCorps members, alumni, and programs are addressing our country’s most pressing challenges through service.
Mar 8, 2013
PERRY POINT, Md. – Today, 133 young leaders from across the nation were sworn in as the newest members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) at an induction ceremony in Perry Point. They join nearly 750 AmeriCorps NCCC members sworn into service this week at campuses across the country.
Mar 7, 2013
DENVER – Nearly 200 young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony tomorrow, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people. This is the first class of FEMA Corps members to be trained in and based out of Denver. 
Mar 5, 2013
AmeriCorps and FEMA Partnership Expands Nation’s Disaster Response Capacity Sacramento, Calif.– Nearly two hundred young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Sacramento today, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the five institutions that are the Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Feb 25, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
Feb 22, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
 205 organizations receive Senior Corps grants through competitive processWASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $14 million in funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the country. The organizations will leverage the experience and talents of RSVP Senior Corps volunteers in schools, conservation projects, disaster response, veterans' services, and other priorities.
Feb 15, 2013
   Out of 6,000 submissions, 18 Americans Awarded Civilian HonorWASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today awarded Harris Wofford, a champion for national service and volunteerism, the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor.
Feb 1, 2013
 As part of 'Service Bowl,' winning mayor to host community service project with AmeriCorps members and local volunteers WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers prepare to face off in Sunday’s Super Bowl, the mayors from the two cities have come up with a friendly wager that focuses on the importance of volunteering and community service. Mayor Edwin M.
Jan 17, 2013
More than 90 mayors already signed on to recognize impact of national service(Washington DC.) – Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition this April 9 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, announced today at the group's annual winter meeting.
Jan 15, 2013
MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of ServiceWASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Jan 8, 2013
AmeriCorps members board planes en route to New Jersey and New York, where they help will rebuild homes and operate volunteer centers
Dec 17, 2012
 BALTIMORE, Md. – Civic leaders, elected officials, and community groups joined together to dedicate the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School in Baltimore.
Dec 12, 2012
  Parents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; nation's education chief says schools are an essential hub for civic activityWashington, D.C. – As the holiday season spotlights charitable contributions and acts of kindness, a new national study shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.

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